From stunning ocean views to gorgeous green hues of coastal vineyards, Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula has some of the most stunning wedding venues around. As wedding photographers and videographers we have been lucky enough to photograph and film at these stunning wedding venues on the Mornington Peninsula and have put together a wedding venue list to help you start planning your 2021 Mornington Peninsula wedding!
All Smiles Sorrento
All Smiles Sorrento– All Smiles is a stunning Mornington Peninsula wedding venue specialising in Cocktail style weddings. All Smiles offers absolute beach frontage with 180 degree views overlooking the Sorrento Ocean Beach. The venue is able provide couples with their own private wedding ceremony area and an almost entirely openable or closable reception area to let in the sea-breeze. A central wood fire allows for a stunning winter weddings over looking the winter waves. Click here to see some of our recent weddings we have captured at All Smiles.
The Baths Sorrento
The Baths Sorrento is a gorgeous coastal property newly rebuilt and architecturally designed offering couples an absolute beach frontage location with 180 degree views across Port Phillip Bay. The Baths is literally built on the sand, the venue offers three seperate spaces which can be combined depending on guest numbers and an almost entirely openable or closable interior walls/windows to let the sea breeze in or keep it out depending on the day. A central gas fireplace allows for a stunning winter weddings over looking the water and private jetty and on the right night the ability to watch fireworks or the Sorrento moon tracing across the sky.
The Baths also offers couples exclusive use of the jetty for those who might dream to arrive or depart by boat or seaplane or for couples who might like to set the sky alight with fireworks!
The Baths is also one of our favourite places to photograph a first dance – many couples opting to take off their shoes light a bunch of sparklers and get the evening started with a first dance on the sand! Click here to see some of our recent weddings at The Baths Sorrento.
Stillwater At Crittenden
Stillwater at Crittenden has been delivering stunning weddings for many years and it’s no wonder it’s such a popular venue. The Lakeside restaurant is set amongst the vines of the Crittenden Estate and is able to provide everything a destination wedding requires onsite. From boutique over water accomodation to a private ceremony location by the lake, Stillwater provides a relaxed vibe for your wedding day. I find a lot of the venues charm comes from the beautiful building and gorgeous staff. And the gorgeous sunset photos by the lake are always a dream. Click here to see some of our recent weddings at Stillwater at Crittenden.
Lindenderry Red Hill
Lindenderry is a stunning Vineyard Venue located in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula. Lindenderry offers absolutely everything required for a wedding on site from boutique luxury accomodation to multiple ceremony and dining options. The venue is set on an exceptionally large property which operates as a vineyard and cellar door however it also has stunning gardens, lakes and even a forest on site! With wonderfully professional staff Lindenderry is definitely a location worth a visit while scouting venues – they also offer wonderful wood fired pizza from the cellar door which is a bit of a local secret. Click here to see some of our recent weddings at Lindenderry Red Hill.
Portsea Mecure Golf Club
The Portsea Mercure Golf Club offers a wonderfully flexible wedding venue that is able to provide absolutely everything onsite. Many couples choose to stay and host wedding preparations at the Portsea Mercure before taking a short stroll or golf cart ride to the manicured wedding ceremony area. This private area overlooks the golf course and is surrounded by local tea trees. Following the ceremony couples can opt to take photographs around the course or make the short drive to either the Portsea ocean beach or Portsea bayside beaches for bridal party photography. Guests are able to enjoy the views across the course to Port Phillip Bay while being served canapés before entering the venue for the reception.As guests usually stay onsite the Hotel enables guests to enjoy the night without any need to travel at the end of the evening.
Jakalope is located in Merricks on the Mornington Peninsula and has been a standout addition to the local area. With it’s sleek interiors and offering a full onsite wedding experience from luxury accomodation, private ceremony location overlooking the vineyard to flexible sized reception areas Jakalope certainly offers couples many standout experiences.
Trofeo Estate is located in Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula and operates as a vineyard, cellar door and boutique resteraunt. As a wedding venue guests typically enjoy exclusive use of the property with ceremonies often taking place under the shade of the trees with the lake in the background. The casual rustic style of Trofeo gives such a wonderfully intimate relaxed feel to Trofeo weddings and the vast lawns surrounding the property enable guests to spread out following the ceremony.
Johnny Ripe Epicurean
Johnny Ripe is located in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula and is one of our favourite new venues. A new acquisition for the Epicurean Group this wonderfully relaxed mid sized venue has stunning views across Red Hill and has quite a different atmosphere to many other venues – it definitely has a bit of a rustic feel but with wonderfully professional service. The ceremony area over looks the rise and falls of the valley and the venue has provided a cool deck area that enables guests to overlook the valley as the sunsets.
Moonah Links is located in Fingal on the Mornington Peninsula. The venue offers stunning views across the 48 hole links style golf course, multiple accomodation and reception options depending on guest numbers and a permanent marque overlooking the course. Moonah Links makes carts available to the bridal party for photographs – perfect for getting around the course however there are also stunning coastal photography locations available a short drive away for couples seeking ocean views. An added bonus is that the Mornington Peninsula hot springs are located next door.
The Portsea Hotel offers stunning beach frontage with 180 degrees views overlooking Port Phillip bay and the Portsea pier, the recently updated hotel has a private lawned ceremony location and two seperate reception options both with sea views. Accomodation is available onsite to guests as well making it a great option.
Hotel Sorrento is a stunning venue which overlooks the Port Phillip Bay and is located directly opposite the Sorrento Park, the newly built and refurbished Hotel offers a stunning mix of old world charm tastefully mixed in with a stylish modern fit out.
Many couples opt for a ceremony in the adjacent gardens which overlooks the bay, the gardens are wonderfully cool in the summer months and enable guests to take a short stroll back to the reception for canapés. Couples do occasionally opt for another beach ceremony location of which there are many options in the local area.
The Hotel Sorrento has a stunning purpose built private reception area for larger weddings however smaller intimate dining options are also available.
Boutique accomodation is available onsite with both the water and township a short walk to the property.
Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club
The Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club offers absolute beach frontage location with 180 degree views overlooking the Sorrento front beach on Port Phillip bay. The venue offers its own private pier for those wishing to arrive via boat or seaplane. The venue also offers its own private wedding ceremony area named Lavender Hill which overlooks the yacht club and Bay. Sorrento Sailing Club boasts large windows and sliding doors enabling guests to mingle and use the large outdoor balcony areas throughout the evening.
The private pier also offers the opportunity to launch fireworks on the right night and watch the Sorrento moon tracing across the sky.
Baxter Barn is located at the beginning of the Mornington Peninsula in Baxter. This classic Barn is perfect for relaxed, fun outdoor style weddings with the venue often delivering a standup canapé style wedding or seated reception. The venue offers a few ceremony location options as well as a wonderful festoon outdoor area set off the venue which makes the evenings really special. For photography Baxter Barn has some stunning manicured gardens and it also has some awesome forested areas and their very own lake.
Alatonero is greek inspired restaurant located across the road from McCrae lighthouse and boasts a bright, breezy space with colours of Santorini. Alatonero is all about sharing our love of food and wine, stories and bringing people together – a perfectly inspired space for weddings. You can have your ceremony across the road on the beautiful sands of McCrae beach with guests just having to cross the road to enjoy canapés and drinks while you have your photos.
Sorrento Golf Club
The Sorrento Golf club is a wonderful older styles club house rebuilt recently with a modern relaxed feel. The wide open balcony and views across the course provide guests with something of an old world club feel although freshly renewed for today. The club provides a private ceremony space alongside the 18th green with cocktails served on the lawns prior to the reception. The Club also provides golf carts to the bridal party for photos on course or couples can make the short drive to bayside and ocean beaches in the area for photography.
RACV Cape Schanck
The RACV Cape Schanck resort is stunning and offers absolutely everything you could possibly require for a wedding onsite. From many accomodation and restaurant options to golf, tennis and kids playgrounds. For weddings the venue offers a purpose built private ceremony area and several options for a reception dependant on guest numbers. Golf carts are available to the bridal party for photography on course or many stunning coastal and forest areas are available only a short drive away from the resort.